Marty Bradley murdered in 1994

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    Marty Bradley

    East Line Rd. is mostly quiet. There's not much activity, especially in the early morning hours. There are just a few houses that lead to a dead end. Some say it's the perfect place to get away with murder.

    It's where 27-year-old Bradley lived. His mobile home is now gone. All that's left is an empty field. There's no physical reminder of what happened there.

    Chief Deputy Jeremy Clark says, "27 years old. He's been gone 15. The guy could be a grandpa now."

    It was June 29, 1994. Bradley had been once shot in the head. His father found him in bed.

    Clark explains, "Parents out there lost a son and we would love to bring some closure to his family."

    But it's been obstacle after obstacle. The evidence at the scene was very slim. There was no sign of a break-in and no fingerprints. The motive is unknown.

    Over the years the case has been through three sheriffs and multiple detectives. Deputies say for that reason the case is even harder to investigate.

    "Everything is different now," says Clark. "So to pick that up and try and learn not only what happened but you are trying to learn what the investigator did to determine that. Then you have to pick it up and then try to move forward with it."

    In 2007, the FBI was even called in to take a fresh look. Then a year later, a tip led them to a federal prison in Arkansas to interview a potential witness, but it was a dead end.

    Meanwhile, Clark feels certain that besides the killer, someone knows what happened.

    He says, "Something this tragic happening people aren't going to forget over 15 years. If they knew it 15 years ago they remember it like it was yesterday."

    Even with the lack of evidence, Clark's team of detectives isn't giving up. You could be the break detectives need to warm up this case.

    If you have any information, call the White County Sheriff's Department at 501-279-6279.

    Our Arkansas cold case series airs every Wednesday on the "THV 10:00 Difference." If you know of an unsolved murder or missing persons case, e-mail us at news@todaysthv.com.

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